Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Last week, Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC-II, spoke to therapists, physicians and counselors at Sierra Vista Hospital about the challenge Proposition 64 presents youth. Passed last November, Proposition 64 is California legislation that decriminalizes and regulates the...
Conversation tips about drugs, alcohol and addiction for tech-savvy kids

Conversation tips about drugs, alcohol and addiction for tech-savvy kids

Last Tuesday evening, St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church hosted a parent information and training event on “fearless communication about drugs, alcohol and addictions.” Dan Britton, Youth Pastor at Crossroads Church in Rocklin, and  author of Fearless Communication:...

How Facebook’s ‘news feed’ bias is related to the cyberbully problem for youth

Facebook has come under fire with recent publicity about flagrant bias against conservative points of view in their “trending” news service. This social media giant had claimed it was objective in curating its news feeds because it relied upon algorithms that...

What teens need parents to know about their social media experiences: Loneliness is the new norm

Parents today have plenty of reason to be fearful about the social media landscape our children are navigating. The “internet of everything” virtually guarantees that children at early ages are going to be exposed to people, information and ideas that are not...

When your child points out your faults, how do you respond?

Make your home the place where parents and children set aside shame, and work in fearless collaboration When my youngest (who is 25 years old today) was 12 years old, he called me into the garage. He had been sorting the recycling. That was one of his incomes in...

Why cyber-powered teens need faith & family more than ever

(This article is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com). Lincoln resident and Life Coach, Barbara Stahl, is an 80-year-old grandmother, with “an interest in how we become who we are”. She has been studying genes and the human brain...